From this Day, Photography: Simply Sarah Photography & Design: Lisa Thorne of Thorne and Thistles
On the surface The Southeastern Bride is the fine-art wedding magazine of the South. A publication loved by both brides-to-be and weddings artists and vendors; a source dedicated to inspiring both.
What I love celebrating most is a part of every page, our local wedding vendors. From skilled photographers, creative florists, cake designers, and incredible event planners to dress boutiques, and hair and make-up; everyone involved in our real weddings and editorial content is a real wedding artist right here in your neck of the woods. These aren't paid magazine photographers, but vendors who want to work hard to serve couples well on their wedding day. They each have beautiful stories of how they came to be in the wedding industry and a true passion for what they do.
In short, you can literally call upon anyone in this magazine and they will make your wedding day as beautiful and meaningful as what you see in the pages of The Southeastern Bride.
We have a way of doing things that I think makes this magazine special. The Southeastern Bride doesn't just accept the prettiest fine-art editorial submissions and put those into a magazine. Eight out of our ten editorials featured in Book 2 started right here, at my desk. Each was designed through a special inspiration; perhaps a song, image, or daydream. Then I took those ideas to members of our vendor directory and special friends who have been with us throughout the journey. They put together creative teams and took the inspiration and created what you see in this magazine. I love to give that direction and see where it goes. It doesn't step in the way of the creative process by over controlling it, rather it inspires our teams of real wedding vendors and allows them to do what they do best.
As you flip through the magazine or look through our posts here on the blog, I hope you are inspired to bring meaning and beauty into your own big day. If you are a wedding vendor yourself, perhaps you will consider partnering with The Southeastern Bride.
Casey L. Davis
Happily Married Mrs., Mama, and Founding
Editor & Publisher of The Southeastern Bride
Say Hi: Casey@TheSoutheasternBride.com